Raymond Aldo Dominici born February 17th, 1929 in Vancouver, BC. After a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Raymond passed away peacefully on August 27th, 2015 at Poplar Ridge in Trail, BC. He was 86 years old.
Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Norma of Trail, BC; his children Rick (Sylvia) of Warfield, BC and Linda-Rae Brown (Marty) of Trail, BC, as well as grandchildren Stacie-Rae Brown (Michael) of Shoreacres, BC, and Matthew and Nathan Dominici of Warfield, BC. He is also survived by his step-sisters Joyce Tait of Rossland, BC, and Margaret Mack of Warfield, BC as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Raymond was predeceased by his parents Angelo and Mary Dominici, his step-father David Tweed Sr., step-brothers Dave Tweed Jr., Ronny-Bill Tweed, and Doug Tweed, step-sister Irene Eyres and grandson Christopher Brown.
Raymond moved to Trail, BC at the age of 10 with his family, before moving to Rossland, BC where he lived for 40 years. At the age of 15, he joined the Merchant Navy for a short time. After leaving the Navy, Raymond began work at Cominco, where he worked in the Plastic and Rubber shop for 39 years until his retirement at the age of 55. Raymond met the love of his life in Rossland, BC and they were married April 24, 1953. Their son Ricky was born in 1958 and their daughter Linda-Rae was born in 1960. After Raymond’s retirement, he moved with his wife to Balfour, BC where he enjoyed his fishing, golfing and the three o’clock happy hours with his many friends. In 2008, they moved back to Trail, BC to be closer to family.
Raymond was an avid sports and outdoorsman. From a young age, he played lacrosse, hockey, and baseball and was a competitive diver. He also loved hunting, fishing, golfing, skiing, camping at Christina Lake and traveling to Blythe, California for winter holidays. Raymond enjoyed spending time with his family, including his grandchildren, wrestling and teaching them how to hunt and fish.
Raymond was always making others laugh with his quiet sense of humor and mischievous smile. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed by his numerous family members and very close friends.
Father Bart van Roijen will celebrate a Graveside Service at Mountain View Cemetery on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm., with reception to follow at Marty and Linda-Rae Brown’s residence in Trail. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ is entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Raymond’s name to the Parkinson’s Society of British Columbia, 890 W Pender St #600, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1J9.